Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds
September 5, 1997 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on September 5, 1997 at Cinergy Field. The Cincinnati Reds defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

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Pittsburgh Pirates 6, Cincinnati Reds 8

Pittsburgh Pirates ab r h rbi
Allensworth cf 5 0 1 0
Randa 2b,3b 5 0 1 0
Smith lf 4 0 1 0
Wilkins p 0 0 0 0
Womack 2b 1 0 0 0
Williams 1b 4 0 1 0
Dunston ss 4 2 2 0
Garcia 3b 3 2 2 3
Ward ph 1 1 1 1
Nunez 2b 0 0 0 0
Rincon p 0 0 0 0
Guillen rf 4 0 2 1
Kendall c 4 1 2 1
Schmidt p 3 0 0 0
Peters p 0 0 0 0
Martin lf 1 0 0 0
Totals 39 6 13 6
Cincinnati Reds ab r h rbi
Reese ss 3 2 1 2
Nunnally cf 5 1 3 2
Stynes 2b 4 1 0 0
Boone 2b 0 0 0 0
Perez 1b 4 0 0 0
Greene 3b 3 1 2 2
Sanders rf 4 0 0 0
Oliver c 4 0 0 0
Kelly lf 4 2 2 0
White p 2 0 1 1
Rose ph 1 1 1 0
Sullivan p 0 0 0 0
Taubensee ph 1 0 0 0
Shaw p 0 0 0 0
Totals 35 8 10 7
Pittsburgh 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 6 13 3
Cincinnati 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 x 8 10 0
Pittsburgh Pirates IP H R ER BB SO
Schmidt 5.1 8 6 3 2 4
Peters 1.1 0 0 0 0 2
Wilkins L (8-5) 0.2 1 1 1 0 1
Rincon 0.2 1 1 1 0 1
Totals 8.0 10 8 5 2 8
Cincinnati Reds IP H R ER BB SO
White 6.0 9 4 4 0 2
Sullivan W (2-3) 2.0 3 2 2 0 1
Shaw SV (32) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0
Totals 9.0 13 6 6 0 3

E –Dunston 2 (14), Garcia (1). DP –Cincinnati 1. 2B –Pittsburgh Ward (13,off Sullivan), Cincinnati Kelly (11,off Schmidt). 3B –Pittsburgh Randa (9,off Shaw). HR –Pittsburgh Kendall (7,3rd inning off White 0 on, 0 out); Garcia 2 (2,4th inning off White 0 on, 2 out,6th inning off White 1 on, 0 out), Cincinnati Greene (23,5th inning off Schmidt 0 on, 1 out); Reese (4,6th inning off Schmidt 1 on, 1 out). Team LOB –6. HBP –Reese (5,by Rincon). Team –6. SB –Allensworth (14,2nd base off White/Oliver). CS –Nunnally (3,2nd base by Rincon/Kendall). WP –Rincon (2), Sullivan (6). HBP –Rincon (2,Reese). U-HP –Gerry Davis, 1B –Terry Tata, 2B –Bill Hohn, 3B –Ed Rapuano. T –2:41. A –21,492.

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